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Nuntin g bon 13_1joutniii.
Wednesday Morning, Deo. 8, 1854.
ITILLI-All IMEWSTEIt, Editor,
or V. 11. PALMER. the Amcrirun Newspa
per Agent. is THE ONLY .1 Vrnortir.En AGENT for
this paper in the cities of Boston, New-York and
Philadelphia, and is duly empowered to take ad
vertisements and subscriptions ar the ram. , as re
quired by US. Bin receipte will be regarded en
Payments. his offices are—Boarosr, Scolia.Y's
Building; N.. Youx, Tribune Building, I'HILs-
Decrrtrs, N. W. cornet...of Third and Chestnut
Agents for the Journal.
The following persons we have appointed Agents
for the HUNTINGDON JOURNAL, who aYe author
ised to receive and receipt for money paid on sub
scription, and to take the names of new subscri
bers at our published prices.
We do tide for the convenience of our subscri
bers living at II distance froin Huntingdon.
Jour; W. Tturstspiox, Esq., Hollidaysburg,
SAMUEL COEN, East Barree,
GEORGE W. CoturEmus, Cromwell township.
HENRY lht'oeote, Clay township.
DAVID ETNIRE, Cromwell township.
Dr. J. P. Asucom, Penn township.
J. WAREHAM MArreux. Franklin township,
SAMUEL STEFFEY, Jackson township,
Col. JNO. C. WATSON. Brrily township,
MORRIS BROWN. Springfield township,
WAL HUTCHINSON, Esq.. Warriorsmark
JAMES MCDONALD, Brady township,
Ononon W. IV/UTTAR.. Petersburg,
-HENRY NEFF, West liarrce.
Jorm BaLstmcn, Waterstreet,
CHARLES MICKLEY. Tod township,
A. u. &Am Dublin township,
GEORGE WILSON, Esq., Tell townshilb
JAMES CLARK, Birmingham.
NATHANIEL LYTLE, Esq., Spruce Creek.
Maj. W. MOORE, Alexandria.
B. F. WALLACE, Union Furnace.
SIMEON Wntotur, Esq., Union township.
DAVID CLARKSON, Esq.. Cass township.
Svmuxr. Wrovox, Esq., Franklin township.
Davtu PARKER, Eiq., Warrifirsmark,
DAVID AuRANDT, Esq., Todd township.
A few loads of WOOD at the Journal Mice.
There will be sold, at the Court House,
on Thursday the 28th day of December inst.,
valuable real estate, situate on Spruce Creek,
Huntingdon county. See advertisement in
another . column.
alb See notice to those indebted to Simon
Levi, late of this borough.
ger Eticutor's sale of Real Estate, by J.
B. Given, Esq.
Stir There has been no change in the Phil.
adelphia markets since our last issue.
leir Hon. Henry M. Fuller has presented
the Wilksbarre Female Institute with a hand-
some new piano.
The <beet kat& Flay. --We are in receipt of
a neat quarto sheet, published by Messrs. Et -
tinger & Quick, New Berlin, Pa. It is devo
ted to Americanism. Success to them. Terms
$l,OO per annum, in advance.
Tret, Snow fell to the depth of three or four
inches on Saturday night. Sleighs and sleds
were running on Monday. The Thermometer
stood at 24 deg, on Monday morning at sun
ler On Tueaday of last week, a man by the
name of Ilenism Casey, who has been loiter.
ing, about this place for some time, was lodged
in jail, on complaint of a pedlar, for stealing.
Caution to Printers.
Johnson and Bowen's Ethiopian Opera
Troupe give a concert in this place on last
Printers had better beware of advertising or
Printing Programme for them, unless they pay
in advance, there will be a great uncertainty
about pay. the agent G. G. Coles has acted a
very dishonorable part.
Ite. On Saturday last the .11nrrINcrov
CrIYARDS," of this Borough went on a parade to
the thriving little village of Mill Creek, they
arrived there about half past eleven o'clock,
and paraded till three o'clock, et which ti m e
they marched to the dwelling of Gen. Jour
C. WATSON, where they partook of a delicious
repast, served up for the occasion.
war The December number of the PENN•
SYLVANIA FIRM Joraxst. is on our table. ii
is a very desirable number. This number
closes the fourth volume of the Farm. Journal.
The fifth volume of the Farm Journal w"
commence on the let day of January, 1855.
and the proprietor says it will surpass any o•
its predeces§ors or cotemporaries, in the prof •
ties] usefulness of its articles, the number an(
truthfulness of its engravings, and the style
in which it is printed. Each number will he•
illustrated with engravings at Superior Ani
male, New Implements, Choice Fruit,
Terms, $l, invariably in advance.
KANSAS Estioassye.L.Since the Kansas bill
passed, the New York Emigrating Company
have directly forwarded over one thousand
emigrants to Kansas, and indirectly one thous
and more. Provision is made to forma , '
cloven hundred more in the spring. This i,
an addition slut out by the New England So
ciety. By the way, Senator Atchison delivered
a sort of valedictory address to his constituent,
iu Missouri, on the Gth ult., just before settin
out for Washington, in which hvarnestly call,
upon them to take prompt measures to make
Kansan a Slave State. He admits, however.
that the chances aro in favor of its being free.
A VIMEBAN GoNE.—Admiral Price, of the
British Navy, who was accidentally killed di.
ring the recent attack of the allies on Petrop
olowaki, one of the Russian ports on the Pa
cific, was, during the war of 1812, commander
of the Volcano bomb in theexpedition to Bal.
timore, and bombardment of Fort MeHenery,
and of Fort Plaquemine, on the MiLissippi.
and engaged the American privateer Saucy
Jack. He also commanded a divison of boat.
in Mobile Bay, at the capture of transports.
ate., and bore the flag of truce announcing the
Par•l'AY YOUR 1 OSTA6E.—Af r lst
January next, all persons will he compelled
to prepay their postage. No letters will be
carried by Uncle Sam unless you "sock" in
advance. Our readers, and the public gene
rallyshould remember this.
Oa AppointoPa Abroad•
h ',,~. L , .on 11,
las, in scleetili4 twontu for ilipluntnt.c sta•
!Mos, to appumt .Imetivan born vitotens.—
Such has been the proper jealousy of foreign
influence and the high appreciation of national
dignity, that the earlier Presidents considered
.no one really entitled to represent us niwoud,
but a borne-bred, thorough American. Here
tufore,our foreign embassies of importance hare
generally been filled by such men as Jefferson,
the elder Adams, Franklin, Jay, Monroe, Pinck
ney, King. Ntarshall, and a host of ()thers of
the Revolutionary stock, whose allegiance was
of nu doubtful tinge. Franklin Pierce, howe•
vor, inone.liately on his accession to the Preai•.
deere, b o ldl y o v e rstepped all previous caution
on this subject, and made a most startling in.
road on what ban been a time-honored custom,
and we had hoped was a fined principle with
Presidents of all parties. Ile appointed three
men of foreign birth to most important diplo
matic stations; Pierre Soule to Spain, Robert
Dale Owen to the two Sicilies, nod Augustus
Belmont to the Rogue. Apart from theirfbr
eign birth and Artign rearing, these men were
not peculiarly entitled to be the recipients of
Federal favor. That the American people stay
see and know the kind of material elected by
President Pierce to till our important foreign
We subjoin brief sketches of Soule,
Owen and Belmont, as drawn by the editor of
the Boston Jaurnal. The pictures are true to
"Mr. Soule is in rank secessionist, and ultra
advocate of State's-right heresies, 'a manifest
destiny,• ',wallow Cuba,' 'absorb Metrico,"fight
every body' ut politician, who is no more
fit for negotiations nbroue, than a Portuguese
sheer is to be die a,, , ent of the CoLan‘udion
Society in Africa. Educated by the jusuits, us
report has it, with the design of entering their
Order, he bus imbibed all their vicious princi
ples ; in conscience ho is as elastic, in cunning
as apt, in artillice as ready as the veriest disci-
Ple of Loyola who this day plots and plans in
ow purlies of European Courts. Our national
dignity has been grievously wounded Ly send
ing such a man on such at mission.
7 'llimbert Dale Owen is the sou ofa Scotch
infidel and socialist, and is himself an infidel
and socialist of a still worse stamp. A co
worker at Fanny Wright's, in the era of her
wildest vagaries, he shocked even his earnest
admirers by the open manner in which he as
sociated with and countenanced this notorious
woman. But a few
-years since he published
in New York an Atheistical paper, which as.
soiled the Bible and all forms of Christianity
in a scurrilous tone, that offended every one
who hod feelings, we trill not say of a Chris
tian, but of a man. In Congress, as a Repre
sentative from Indiana, he uniformly opposed
the election of a Chaplain, and did all he could
to throw ridicule on religion. Such is the man
whom President Pierce selected to represent
this tuition at the Court of Naples.
"Mr. Angutitus Belmont is well known on
Wall street as the agent of the Ruthschilds,
mid as a private gentleman has no doubt an
unstained character. His American citizen
ship, however, is perhaps rather the result of
pecuniary policy than patriotic impulse; for
by naturalization his powers of investment and
financiering are greatly enhanced and enlar
ged • it is a note-worthy fact that the Baths
child:: always select agents who are willing to
identify themselves, in form at least, with the
country to whiCh they are sent. In conjune.
thin with his Wall street operations, Mr. Bel
mont, for years previous to his appointment to
the Hng•:e, performed the duties of Consul
Demurral for Amdstria in the United Slates ; and
so high is his credit with the Austrian Court,
that three years since, when the Chevalier
Hulseman left this country in a rage, under the
lashings of Mr. Webster's diplomatic satire, he
confided tho business of the Austrian Legation
to Mr. Belmont, in his absence. These facts
tend to corroborate the report now current that
Mr. Behnutit's establfshment and equipage at
the Hague are donned with the insignia must
fashionable at Vienna. Whether such a titan
is the proper representative of this country at
a foreign court, we think the great body of
American citizens, both Whigs and Democrats,
will have but one opinion.
"Europeans can have but a poor opinion of
I our eutionality when they timid that a large
proportion of' our Ambassadors of reek are
those who, but a few years before, left their
Shores no adventurers mud fortune-seekers in
our Western World."
SANDWICH ISLANDS.—The N. Y. Journal of
Commerce does not favor the annexation of the
Sandwich Islands. "The filet (it says) that
they are' not in the posseision ofa strong Power,
and that they are •opon to the ships of all
nations oo terms of equality, should satisfy the
people of the United States. In our ittdre.
'vent that I. precisely the relation they should
occupy the to commerce of the world. It would
he the duty of the United States so protest
caiust the acquisition ofthis group by nnyother
nation, as it is the interest of other nations to
prevent its acquisition by us. Those islands
ere as necessary to the commerce of other cote'
munities as they are to our commerce. The
selfish,' cos which seeks to obtain them for our
exclusive purpose may cost more Nan we sup•
pose. If the option of takin x them for nothing
'n preference to allowing them to remain as
'hey are. were offered to the country, we believe'
bet the trite interest of the Uitited States
would best be consulted by refusing to revieve
•I.m ; but to pay S:100.000 per unison to the
King ns long es be Eyed. and a like Hum tuhis
Litcessors as lone as he lived, for two
atom,. and 100,000 natives, would be the ex
,eme of folly, especially as, if we attempt to
hold them exclusively, we might purchase a
contest with other Power sof the world."
Pearson, in his recent charge to the Grand
fury, decided that an individual who visits
Irma tavern to tavern, drinking five or six
times daily, is emphatically a man of intemp
erate habits, and that tavern keepers who sell
such are liable to prosecution under the act
'lnhibiting the sale of liquors to '"men of
.sown intemperate habits." If this decision
he c,mrect—and we believe it is generally con
.•eJed by our lawyers to be so—there are
scores of "men of intemperate habits" in our
ewe, and landlords will have to be very care
til to whom they sell liquor hereafter. Under
the construction of the law given by Judge
Pearson, our liquor and beer sellers are liable
to be prosecuted every day of the week. If
temperance men now do their duty they will
aceomplish much towards the suppression of
the traffic, for a strict enforcement of the law
will deprive the liquor sellers of their most
profitable customers—the loafers who lounge
a he bar-rooms and drink five or six
n n., regularly every day. Make examples of
two or three of our principle hotel keepers, and
you e•.IIt s at put a stop to the yiolations of
the law, a.. tar as regards selling to "men of
intemperate habits." The law as construed by
dud•re Pearson and other Coitient jurists, is
emphatically a good one, and its author Sena.
tor Buckalew, is entitled to the thanks of the
temperance community.—Hoc. Tele.
1116. The weather has been extremely cold
and windy. Er a few dim pr..t.
v., 11111 h I . :.
li•mmion4 nl the I ieton,ney.
from having any (Mill in their tiPV4.liOll to the
great principles of Democracy. we have ever
rexurded them as hypocritical in their pro.
feenione, after using the name of Democracy
only to cover up the iniquity of their conduct.
Of this fact we have another evidence now
furnished us by the Carlisle Volunteer, edited
and published by one of President Pierce's of
ficc•hulders. The paper referred tn, iIaVIIV:
become alarmed at the doings of the Know
Nothings, and seeing no other mode whereby
to interrupt their rapid progress, now comes
'out boldly in favor of' so altering the Constitu
tion as to vote viva rue- instead of by ballot.—
Here we have au illustration of the worthlessness
of Loco Fore professions, and see to what ex•
pedients they would resort to remain in power.
We would warn our Loco Foco cotempora
ries to consult prudence in their extremity,and
nut expose the cloven but so fitr as to satisfy
the reW who yet remain in their party of their
titter recklessless of all principle, lest they be
left altuAether without a party by the next
election. But we will let the Volunteer speak
In a republican government, every measure
should be tested by time end exp,rienee, and
where any rule of action which may have been
at one time favorable to liberty and the rights
of the people, becomes detrimental to both, by
the ever varying events ofa testiest; and pro
sire.rive age, that rule should be chauged, and
another an better one adopted in its steed.
Our readers are awe, that we have forrnerly
expressed a derided ~approl,, , ,hi of the sys
tem of voting by lie' , 011,10
thes where men ucr,e •• ;.•;•• , ca
pacity may cheat. Ile ; .• , • , ess
to represent, nn.i d•q,y
mug their trews, • : The
proveiss. , _ .. • • .•,•: els
with ope e• el hv Vieu r.st
of with closed doors and by the
It would give venadenee and i•iviiglik Io 1: .
party org,ailizatielii, and relieve the Home ..:
voll,etitunis from all suspicions of foul ploy. or
lint we have arriv.•,l it u period in hir
litical history, when it becomes
.which involves the elihre of Ih,•
whether the votiii_ at Ili, • . . .
be open and Indite, awe:, u . . •
and whether the Cousin • .'
State should not be altered so as 1..
this desirable reform. the
change being necessary, are apparent tr.. t
result of the recent elections. A secret sod
intolerant association ofraen has sprung into
existence, who strike at and prostrate the dear
est rights of the people, and would it not be
advisable to know who have thus acted, or at
least who will continue thus to act for the fu
ture ? With a system of viva yore voting, the
Know-Nothing organization would be power.
less. Men will do secretly, and in the dark,
what they would be ashamed to do in the light
ofday. The sworn minions of the Know-Noth
ing lodges woo 1,1 shrink frost their own princi
ples, itsthey had to publically avow them at
the polls. What they have done under the
musk of secresy, they would nut do in the face
of the Constitution of the land, and with the
eyes of the community upon them.
In several of our must republican States, the
right of sufferage is exercised publicly and not
by ballot. In Virginia this is the case, and it
is assigned as one of the reasons why the trai.
turious Know Nothings are making litle pro
gress and but few converts in that republican
We would be in favor of a change of our
fundamentallaw in this respect. The Coast'.
tutiun provides Mr voting by ballot. It would
subserve the cause of republicanism and good
governmetit,.were this provision of Constitution
changed. Where the reason of the rule has
changed, the rule itself ou:ht to give way to
the varying circumstances of the slices. Re
vote by ballot was formerly a shield against
tyrany and oppression, to protect the poor la•
boring man against the tyranical exactions of
tyranical employers. The vote by ballot is
now 'trade an engine of tyrany. and is the mere
instrument through which conspiracies against
the peace of society and the political and cell.
gious rights are trodden under tout. Whew,
e.r good has been effected by the rule of our
• previous history, would he tar inure than coun
terbalanced by the evil likely to arise from the
exigencies of the times, if the same rule be
continued. What say our Democratic totem•
poraries on this subject?
Now for Permanent Certificates.
In many eounties the exaniiiintion of teach
ers, by the County Superintendots, is over for
the present year; and in all of them enough
has been elicited to show that the number of
temporary certificates _gamed is large, while
few pernument ones have be. obtained. This
was expected, and it fully justifies the ism
struction of the act of 1834, under which two
grades of certificates were issued. It was a
wise measure, and saved hundreds of schools
feom being closed during the present year fir
want of teachers. But every teacher holding
a provisional certificate should now hear in
mind that it is only a temporary cxp,dif•ut in
get over a present difficulty and to prey,. the
1 1 harsh and unjust operation of the lov ; and
that next year a different slam of thm,,s will
We are not prepared to say that hereafter
nothing short of a full eertificate will he gm!:
ted, others must settle t h at trimitiOn. Bat, if
we were a Count). Superinteedeut, we ',0i1..
certainly shoe Li neither gr:oit a f.l . oViniol62ll
eertilieate next year , 0 any one 01, had ijtd.
ed to make marked progress in the lea, hem
required by law, nor who, even with this pr.)
great, had manifestly titled of SUCCOSB in
Whatever may be the course ail lAA, h o w.
ever, it behooves all who wish to continue and
to stand well in the prolbssson, to work duriii.;
the coining winter and spring. Now is i
Iliac. W h ile teaching, let them lll 4'l nuns
lit themselves not only fur
higher usefulness hereafter, but ul.o uir
er usefulness during the present yew ; it
each carefully study over the lessons tit the
next day during the long winter evenings, he
will not merely add to his own store of knowl•
edge for next year's examination, but will be
enabled, more satisfactorily, and successfully.
to instruct his present school. "Study to teach"
is always the teachers maxim but now more
than over it should be in his mind.—Pena'a.
The Know Nothing Convention at Oino in
CINCINNATI, Nov. 24.
The National Know Nothing Convention,
which has been iu this city for the last two
weeks, will adjourn to-morrow. Every State
iu the Union was fully represented. Among
the more prominent delegates who have bgpn.
in attenuane,•. are Messrs. Clayton, of Delaware
Ullman, of New Yurk ; Broom and Conrad, of
Philadelphia, and Lunsden, of New Orleans.
The utmost harmony has prevailed in the
Convention. It is understood that important
changes have been made iu the constitution, a
new ritual adopted, and u thorough change in
the pass words. The Presideuial question hos
not been before the Convention yet.
; 1 11Clii5.
Oar Soule men never met into debt because
no one will trust thorn.
110... They had good sleighing at Quebec all
THIPLETEL—A lady of Columbia, Lancaster
county, presented her husband week before
last, with three children, at one birth, two boys
and one girl. Great country this I
SRL An individual was arrested the other
day in Cincinnati, endeavoring to pick a man's
pocket. Ile said he wasn't used to the husi•
ness, and was just trying to gel hi., haml in.
Mi. The man who is too poor to take a pa
per, has bought a slab-sided dog, an old shot
gun, and a twenty•shilling gold watch. He
educates his children in the street, and boards
his shanghais on his neighbors.
Tun Clarrol..—The halls of the Senate and
House of Representatives are undergoing a
thorough cleansing and refitting, preparatory
to the meeting of toe Legislature. A number
of the members have been here during the last
two weeks and selected seats.
*a. An agent, soliciting subscribers for a
hook, showed the prospectus to a man who, at
ter rending, "one dollar in boards, and one
dollar unit tweoty-tive cents in sheep," deelin
i.d subscribing., as he might not have boards
or sheep oa hand, when called upon fur pay.
THE POST OFF!, I! . .4ctoxAot,.—'l"he New
ark Adrcrtiser, nll,l_ to recent outrages by
l'ust.ntusture in that says the disclosure
has treated such roc • • • in t h e comm.
,Ity that scores of liOP , sent by pri•
vato hands •:'' R tuc now eontruld
:,:nent• no effeetu
, ~• • tlo• i'ostonister Gen-
• I.l6.—The New York Her
-1 u, :eliei,stration is blessed with
- three—a regular Cabinet
Is ' ll,ll.llgtun, and e
• I • is Eilrupe. At
L.,. _ . ,alithet is Marcy; at
the lead a.eelent Cabinet is Forney ;
while Soule is the Premier of our European
red republican diplomatist Cabieet."—Bur. Tel.
Stir Gov. Bigler is resolved to stand by his
friends to the lust. For example :—John D.
Whitesides, tavern•keeper in West Fallowfield
township, Cheiter county, who was convicted
last week of selling liquor to a minor, and son•
tented to pay a fine of 125, the costs of prose.
cation, and to undergo an imprisonment of ten
days, was pardoned by Gov. Bigler on the fol.
lowing day.—llar. Tel.
THE DEstocatscv Nor A UNIT IN MASSCHU
SETTS.-The whole country has heard of the
election of the single democratic member of
the Massachusetts Legislature. The press, ever
since the election, has beml declaring that the
next Legislature of that State would be "a
unit," but lo and behold, Mr. Brown (that's the
name of the member) la said now to be a Know
Nothing, having defbatei the democratic can
Arrest of a Murderer.
sir Win. H. Martin, the principal distribm Our readers no doubt recollect that in June
;in)! clerk in the Baltimore Post Office, was , last a Mr. Allison and his wife were killed at
arrested on Wednesday last, on the charge of 011 . Marine Hospital in Cincinnati, by the en
purloining checks and money from letters pas plosion of an infernal machine, and that the
sing through the office. The evidence is strong perpetrator of the diabolical act escaped. At
against him. He lived in very elegant style. the time circumstances rendered it probable
and has large SIMS ou deposite, and all out of that a medical student named Arrisett was the
a $lOOO salary—so that the purloining has murderer, but he escaped and no clue to his
been Ruing un fur a ecositleruble time. Mr, whereabouts could be aseertained until a few
Martin has been in thh office for 20 years, and days ago, when it was ascertained that he was in
great confidence was placed in him. I Muscatine; lowa. The discovery was made in
consequence of the letter 0, resembling a C,
Reuntox OF THE AMERICAN PRESIDENTS.- ;on the back of a letter he had written to CM-
The religious belief of the fourteen Tem's ciunati, and was taken out by another person
who have tilled the Presidential chair in the whose nine it was made to spell in cense.
United States, as indicated by the attendance queue, Mayor Stielbaker, and other officers
upon public worship and the evidence afforded of Cincinnati, proceeded to Muscatine and See.
in their writings, 'lnv he summed up its fol. ceeded in arresting him. He was engaged as
lows t—Washia,;ton. Madison, Mourne, " I ' 4 ' a clerk in a drugstore, and when found, was
non. Tyler. and Taylor were Episeopaliann ; reading a newspaper. The Mayor laid his
Jetterson, John Adams ;Lad L inmate, xere haul „„ his shoulder, and uuhl, „ how do you
Unita,lans ; Jackson mid Polk were Presbyte- t h , r , He herniae r i g i d as a
rings; Mr. Van Buren was or the 'etc!, He
ih , as wax his nat . °. He
maruneo ; nod Pestilent Pierce is ai,ue'name there. He was tit.
Trinitarian Congregatioualist. ken to Lincomitti for trial.
CUIIIt•ITS FREAK Or A CAT.—The Cirwieeati !, Female Slanderers.
Enquirer states that is eat belonging to a Mr.
A female catummatur is something more
Fencer, of that city, had her kittens taken from
was noticed afterwarus corrupt and dangerous than a female profligate.
The unchaste woman may iitatsibly injure the
that she pu,sed .insit portion of her time
ta i nut boas ' I ' I " the . , e,a:riasii red o f lnit the slanderous woman poisons the atmos-
Mr ' an" d for and pliere of an entire neighborhoodeand blinasthe
"' ' !6 han an Y anan se g
ran ' sanctities of a thousand homes, at a single
v. it, it sqe sit kW at she would her own kit
breath. Front a woman of this class nothing
ton., Sdat 10 r,robably first killed the
ix sacred ; she fattens on calumny, and upon
t ;' 3l ' 'h'rgu of slatightered reputations. She is the Ghoul of
Eastern story, transferred from the Arabian
Tti Ni.w Cuss OM: Nights to the circle of the fireside. • She never
the T,..asory asserts anything—she merely hi nts,and supposes.
fur eustoin iiiputes at N..w Haven, CL, and whispers what "they say." Every neigh.
iStalii,ro;., Vt., o,4eze, N. Y., Sandusky and ! burhood in the city is infested with some ores.
Uh , o. Chitigu, 111., Milwaukee, Wis., I tore of this sort, and in country towns they are
and Wheeling, V.; The aggregate price to very often afflicted with two or three of these
VW paid for these is 4126,0ot1—just about WOO Ghoul-Women. One is enough to set an hut,
noire that, was recuinnended to be paid for a dred families by the ears, two can break up a
sit, at Chicago &thine. 1 believe the site se- church, and three are sufficient for any kind of
i•••••••. 1 in New listen is that offered by Mr, mischief; from separating of the husband from
3,„1„,,, ri me ., I his wife, to blasting the fame of a stainless girl.
spii— A I.,;u!ar marriage contract
was da):, ar.Cf entered into in Tettnes
set . The wife is worth a cool fifty thousand.
The husband is the rightful owner of a magni
ficent goatee. The contract was as follows:
Art. let. The husban.l is to have no interest in
the wife's estate. Art. 2d. He is not to collect
any debts of the concern. Art. 3d. The be
loved husband.is not to chastise or control any
of her servants without the wife's consent.—
Art. 4th. The husband binds himself to pay
the wife one hundred and fifty dollars per an
num for board andto have his lodging gratis.
FALL Fssutoxs.—Btmirrs.—A cotempora•
ry, "spreading" himself oa the Fall fashions,
remarks that as to the Fall Bonnet, there is
nothing left of it to speak of. It has been gra-
dually melting awry, and it is now all gone
except a small piece of wire, a feather from a
sparrow's tail, a flower and a half; and three
inches of lace. It has apparently reached the
last degree of coisparison, and we shall next
either have no bonnet at all, or an imitation of
the combination of a coal hod and gig top.—
There in some tal* that the next fashion will
be a Adam, of a ‘onset; perhaps it will ; it is
next to it now.
tr ;hood of Privet by a shepherd in the employ
of Martineau. Esq.. to be very busily en.
gaged in the road. He approached nearer
and was surprised to see him feeding two ad•
dors I The boy having crumbled the bread in
his satchel, spread it nut in his pinafore, and
the adders came and eat the food from his lap.
picking up the crumbs with great dexterity.—
After feeding them he lay on the ground and
played with them. all three seeming to enjoy
the sport. But if the little urchin rejoiced in
their company. the shepherd did not, for with
much difficulty he killed the adders, to the
great distress of their little playmate, who wept
bitterly at their destruction.— Wiltshire Mirr,
INALIENATILE MOUTH OF AMERICANS.—The
following are not enumerated in the Declare.
tioti of Independence :
To know any trade or business without ap
prenticeship or experience.
To marry without any regard to fortune,
state of 11.11 h, position, or opinion of parents
To have a wife and children dependent on
the eontinTencies of business, and in case of
sudden death, leave them wholy unprovided
To put off upon hireling strangers, the liter
ary, moral and religious education of children.
To teach children no good trade, hoping they
will have, when grown up, wit enough to live
on the industry of other people.
To enjoy the general sympathy when made
bankrupt by reckless speculations.
To cheat the government if possible.
To hold office without being competent to
discharge its duties.
To build houses with nine and six inch
walls, and to go to the funerals of tenants, fire
men-and others killed by their full, weeping
over the mysterious dispensation of Provi•
To build up cities and towns without parks,
and call pestilence a vissitation of God.
CATROLIC TROUBLES AT ELIZABeTIITOWN.—
The members of the Catholic Church at Eliza
bethtown have begun to clamor against the
Priest and Sexton of their Church, who are
said to have neglected the welfare of their con
gregation in their two eager strife after their own
comfort. It appears from the report, which we
find in the Times, that the Church comprises
some 900 Irish Catholics, and the edifice was
erected eight years ago, by contribution From
the Irish then residing there. An American
convent from Protestanism was appointed pas
tor, but be soon after became an invalid, and
there being no trustees, or committee, the fi
nancial affairs were confined to the Sexton.—
Contributions "to finish the church," establish
a school, and purchase a burrial ground, were
liberally made ; no children's school was open
ed, and the grave yard obtained was covered
with water by every rain, and then no grave
could be procured, even by contributors, un
til they paid $26 for it. The Sexton refused to
make any explanation, and a petition thy his
removal was presented to Bishop Bayley. The
petition not having answered its objects, they
bave issued a circular, setting forth their griev
ances in strong terms.
A pure woman is simply an angel embodied in
human shape; a slanderous wornanis something
worse than the Cholera—certainly as infectious
as the Yellow Fever.
From a paper read by Prof. J. Tennant at
the late meeting of the British Association for
the Advancement of Science, and reported in
the Athenaeum, we learn that when the Koh-i
-noor diamond was exhibited at the Crystal Pa
lace it weighed 186 1-16 carats, present weight,
reduced by cutting, being 102 13.16 carats.—
The late Duke of ‘Vellington was an interested
spectator of the operation, and was a frequent
visitor during its progress. It was finished in
September, 1852, and occupied 38 days iu cut.
Diamonds are usually reduced to one-half
their weight in cutting; and we give the ex.
act weight of the Koh-i•noor, in order to correct
various erroneous statements which have been
Published on the subject. The finest diamond
in France, weighs 139eurats, and cost £130,-
000 ; it was called the Regent, or Pitt diamond.
To arrive at an estimate of the value of the
Koh•i-noon, it is only requisite to multiply 102
(its weight) by 102, and then by 8, which would
give £83,232 as its value. The Keh•i-uoor is
of the purest water. In order to test a real di
amend, it is necessary to scratch it with sap
phire, (No. 9 in hardness,) which will mark
topes, but would not penetrate a diamond.
11. r. Plc t.t r :lite
.e find a Ion:, description of ..the Nt•W Custom
Ileuse," which has cost an ninth money in that
at vet in an uhlinished contlitton.—
Fri.m this diseription, we learn that the Custom
House covers 36,000 superficial feet of ground,
is 90 feet in height above the level of the street.
and measures 334 feet on canal street. 310 feet
on Ni w Levee street, 297 feet on Old Levee
street, and 252 feet on Custom House street..—
This would comprise an entire square in Phil.
adelphia. The building has cost over a mil•
lion of dollars, and it is still incomplete.—
When, heretofore, we read of the amount ex
pended on this edifice, we attributed it to the
difficulty of laying the foundations. But from
the article in the Picayune, it would seem that
this is an error. The cost depends on facts
which the reader may infer from the doses'',
tion of the ediffiee. The Picayune tells us that
there will be "three grand marble staircases
leading to the principal offices ;" that the Col-
lector's buisness room will be a "magnificent
appartment," 117 feet long, by 90 feet wide
lighted by "an immense semi-elliptical dome,
supported by fourteen columns, in the style of
those of the Choragic monument of Lysierates,
with one or two symbolic interpolations of na
tional and civic import." The exterior col.
Hoists of the building are also described as
very unique and ornamental, as well as the
ground arches at the basement. This strue
t ore is as massive in its details and mode of
erection as it is grand and imposing in bulk.—
And is all this for a Custom House 2We can
best answer this by quoting from the Picayune
the following paragraph
'1 be entire basement of the building on Old
Levee street is to be devoted to the use of the
Post Office; above which, on the second story,
apartments for courts and offices will be prowl.
ded ; and on the third story custom house
storage rooms. On Old Levee street, the
basement will be devoted to the purposes of
custom house storage, appraisers and watch.
man's offices, &c.; and above this, tire second,
third and fourth stories will be devoted simie
larly to the corresponding stories on Old Levee
street, with the exception of the corner near
Canal street. On this street, the basement
will be entirely devoted to the custom house
storage purpose ; the second story will be used
for offices, and third and fourth stories fur
storage. On Custom house street all the stores
will be used for storage, ventilating and heating
apparatus, the erection and working of steam
engines, and other accessory purposes.
If ever Fashion wantonly outraged taste, she
does so now, in prescribing the attire of both
sexes. Pantaloons that cause one's continua
tions to look as if they were very coarsely rib
bed—vests of the most flaming colors, with
flowers as large as a hand—hats with rims of
greyish white, looking as if the texture of the
"tile" had ravelled out—nnd the usurpation of
shawls, as Lucy Stone would call it—are at
present the fashionable glories of the mascu
line gender in Chesnut street. As for the
weaker sex—especially weak in fashionable
dress—they wear—well, not to be particular,
all colors, all textures, and the most outruns.
gant styles we have ever seen them attempt to
delude the sons of Adam with. Some of the
ladies on our prominade are wonders—not so
much on account of their beauty of face and
figure, as for the envelopes in which then dare
the eyes. The wonder is, what does it all cost?
what brain invented all the styles. and how do
they get on all these flaunting goods?
of a letter from a respectable and
well infitrmed citizen of the United States to a
friend in Washington, dated
ST. PETEIIeUVItGII, RUSBSL, Sept. 18, 1854.
Dear F.—The war is scarcely - begun. There
is, no chance for any Power, be it ever so great,
to conquer Russia. The. Emperor is only pre
paring for war. Next year he will have in the
ready for active battle, one and a half
utillinns of soldiers, well drilled. The people
are all for the war, and he hits no trouble is
getting soldiers, for it is with them a religious
war. They want the Christian faith to be sanc
tioned over the world. They are the most de
rout people on earth, and the last crucifix will
go fur the car befitre they give up."
AUDACIOUS ROBSERY.—On Wednesday last,
a son and daughter of Mr. Gideon Trout, of
Bedford county, arrived in Guysport, on their
way to Cassell - le Seminary, and stopped at the
hotel of W. Kellerman. At night they neglec
t° take their clothing into the hotel, and the
consequence was that they were stolen. Next
morning it was baud near the saw-mill, the
bottom buttered in, and u large portion of the
contents scattered about promiscuously. The
tnost valuable portion, consisting of a new suit
of clothes belonging to the young man, and
the young lady's dresses, books, Ste., were of
your. stolen.—What a villainous . net.—.l/61.
FAll.t'et or AN I noN Ptam.—The very en
terprizing firm of Reeves, Buck & Co., iron
Inanutitcturers in Philadelphia, it is announ.
ced, on Wednesday of last week, stopped pay.,
manta, their liabilities being variously stated at
from nine hundreti to fourteen hundred thou.
sand dollars, with assets to the aomunt of three
millions of dollars.
FIRE AT BRIDGEPORT.-011 Sunday night, a
fire occurred at Bridgeport, Conn., which con
sumed the the main building of the Malleable
Iron Works, which were insured fur $16,000.
The American Shovel Company, which was in
sured for $21,000, also suffered severely, and
the total lose is about $60,000.
VIRGINIA lir.EcTrox.—This event does not
come off until the fourth Thursday of next
May, when will be elected a Governor, a Lieut.
Governor, and an Attorney General, to servo
four years, members of Congress and the Le
COUNT BOVLBON'S Fero.—The execution
of this gallant adventurer is detailed in late
California papers. He was shot at sunrise on
the beach, at a distance front the quarters where
the French were confined. Ho stood erect
with his arms folded, and when the word "pre.
sent" was given ho locked his hands behind his
buck, raised his head even higher, and the
instant after the discharge fell dead. He re•
cioved foul bulls. A platoon of four men was
detached to shoot him. Our report states that
the first platoon was so deeply affected by his
heroic conduct, that they refused to shoot hint,
and that another platoon had to be sent out
by the Governor. It is said that a medallion
that be wore upon his brost was struck by a
ball, and the parts forced into his breast.
Hero lies a form—place no imposing stone
To murk the bed where weary it is lain ;
'Tie matter dead I—its mission all being dune—
To be distributed to dust again.
The body's but the typo at beet, of man,
Whose impress is the spirit's deathless page;
Worn out, the type is thrown to pi again—.
Thy tbzr-iiidi au cteruat au.
MR. BIDIW.3,1:11.-411 thd "Journui" of tne
20th ult., I observed that in the case of the
"Com'th. vs. Harlin Saylor, Indiet.es.eault and
battery, with intent to kill. Sentenced to pay
a fine of $lO, and costs of prosecution, and un•
dergo an imprisonment in the county jail for
three mouths. Convicted of assault and bat
I think, Mr. Editor, that the above extract in
relation to the indictment and trial of Harlin
Saylor, for the perpetration of an inhuman out.
rage, in the town of Birmingham, on an nnof
fending youth, is rather unintelligible to a large
portion of your readers—hence, with your per
mission, I will briefly mention the real facts of
the case, as follows :
On Friday afternoon, Sept. Ist, 1854, War
ren K. Mel:alum was quietly seated on the
porch attached to Mr. David Cree's chairma
her shop, when Harlin Saylor, a stout, athletic
man—evidently under the influence of the
Devil—and, perhaps, maddened with rum;
suddenly jumped oil t hei porch attached to the
house he then occupied—and ran, speedily in
a stealthy catlike manner, to the porch upon
which the buy, Warren was reclining—a dis
more of about 21 rods; and gruffly addressed
Won : "K W
"What in the Devil V you doinghere?"
—attd Saylor without waiting fur a reply, first
kicked at the boy's breast, (the boy having fol
ded his arms, at the instant, across his breast,)
the boot of the ruffian slightly rubbed the back
erotic (Whin hands; he then seized the boy by
the shoulders ' and with great violence and
force, pitched the distance of eleven feet,
on stony ground, close to a hitching post, and
on the bank of a gully, about two fret deep
and thereby fractured and broke his right leg,
between the knee and ankle, in a very danger
ous and frightful manner—the flesh was horri
bly mashed from around the buttes of the leg,
and both buttes broken entirely off and protru
ded about two inches through the pantaloons,
(made of Kentucky Jean and lined with strong
muslin;) and the noise from the breaking of
the bones of the boy's leg, was heard, by dif
ferent persons ' a distance of 50 yards. This
monster—Harlin Saylor—not yetsatistied with
what he had just done—but he must complete
his pro-determined purpose--aud that purpose
was to murder his victim—to wash his hands
in innocent blood; he then jumped off the
porch, from which he had thrown the boy, and
violently seized him by the neck, with both
hands, and forcibly thrust him from the post
(to which he was holding) when then the brute
Saylor, in reply to the boys piteous appeal not
to hurt him any more, as he had already bro
ken his le , , remarked that "HE WOULD
BREAK HIS DAMNED NECK." At this
critical moment a citizen was hastening to the
relief of the boy, when this unhuman wretch
desisted from his murderous purpose. The
child—aged about 13—was carried home—the
broken bones and mutilated flesh were re-set
and bound up, as soon as possible—and every
possible relief afforded by his friends and hu
mane and kind neighbours. And owing to
the extreme hot weather, great and just fears
were entertained of mortification, for a period
of 3 or 4 weeks—but through the mercy of an
All-wise and ever-ruling, Providence the boy's
broken leg will, probably, heal up sound but
will be a cripple during his lite ' he is nut able
however yet, to walk about, in his room, even
with crutches, without assistance.
This bold, nnparalelled outrage, was commit
ted in open day—and this fact proves, unques
tionably, the real desperate character of the
perpetrator—that he is depraved, reckless,
passionate, dangerous—heedless of consequen
ces, no mufti, how atrocious a crime lie may
commit—particularly to helpless children—
hence the importance of restraining his vicious
propensity by confining him where he cannot
endanger the lives of his neighbours.
immediately after Harlin Saylor had tom.
twitted this horrid offence, he was taken on a
warrant, belOre John OWCIIS, Esq., and by him
lodged in the jail of Huntingdon County, Loathe
same evening. And on the evening of the lith
Sept. he returned to Birmingham, having been
fet out of Jail, on bail of 200 dollars, by Dan.
Africa, of Huntingdon—which was an outrage
on the part ot• Africa, beyond precedent, and
au outrage on the part of the Sheriff hi dischar
ging Saylor on the Squires order.
On the 4th at* Sept., Saylor was again arrest
ed and taken before Alex. Port, Esq., and by
him committed to the county prison.
And on the 20th Saylor was taken before
Judge Taylor on a writ of habeas corpus. The
Judge decided that the offence which Saylor
wits charged was not bailable, so long as the
boy was in danger—and Sayler was remanded
I have thus given above the particulars of
the barbarous act, committed on a small boy,
by Harlin Saylor, for which offence ho was
u•ied at the November court—and I may here
after, wit ii your permission, give the Uourts
prweedinye during said trial. • J. K. M.
Birmingham, Dec. 4, 1034.
Mu. EDITOIt .---About7 the first of June lent
I mailed at New Grenada a letter addressed to
S. Backus, Esq., Shirleysburg, Pa., containing
sl2,titmoney, a receipt fur $60,00 with oth
er tot Lion useless to any person than those
interested directly, which letter it appears no ,
er came to hand, neither has it fallen into the
hands of the P. O. Department at Washington.
Should it have iliadvertaidly lidlen into the
bands of any person, they would confer a very
great litvour by remitting me the money and
receipt, which will be duly acknowledged neith
er asking any questions, or exact interest for
its use. • K. A. MOORE.
New Grenada, Fulton Co. Pa.
For the Journal.
Tribute to the Memory of
Alas! his ()lace in school, is now forlorn,
His class is of its dearest member shorn;
And grief an d sadness, here, each heart
And cast a gloom and melancholy shade
O'er parents, kindred, schoolmates, teacher,
And all who sadden'd retrospection sends
Back to the moment when his spirit fled,
And he was numbered with the silent dead !
Ile's gone f—our JOIISNY—dear, belov'd ono
Is gone from hence, to his eternal home.
But though his death has us with grief op.
It has enthroned in glory, peace, and rest,
One strangely free iron) folly, sin and vice;
Meet subject for the joys of Paradise !
Adieu, dear JouN,—alus l and must it ho?—
Adieu I in brighter worlds we'll welcome thee,
Adieu l—of pleasures post it is the knell—
Sweet, sainted, JOHNNY Flatten, faro•thee-well
1.3 Y A FRIEND.
On the 30th ult., by Rev. James F. White.
side, Mr. GEORGE A. BLEUMM se Miss Cusat•
Ltryr G S
. MTU, daughter of Eliot Smith, Esq.,
of Union township Huntingdon Co.
December 6, DWI.
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